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Dia de los Muertos Festival Brings Students and Community Members Together

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

October 23, 2017

Although clouds occupied the sky, the atmosphere was sunny in downtown Walla Walla as music played and people walked around the fifth annual Dia de los Muertos Festival. The festival went from Saturday, Oct. 21, where a procession and concert kicked off the celebration, to Sunday, Oct. 22, a day of various...

Day of the Dead Festival

Hannah Poukish and Tyler Warren

October 28, 2015

Videographers Hannah Poukish, Tyler Warren, and reporter Eric Anderson explore the recent Dia de los Muertos Festival in Walla Walla, WA and investigate the relationship of Whitman College to the greater Walla Walla community.

Art Department Provides Printmaking for Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Photo by Madaline Stevens

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

October 28, 2015

Last Sunday, Walla Walla residents were invited to the Gesa Power House Theatre to partake in the town’s third annual Día de los Muertos celebration. During this event various community members, including many Whitman students and faculty, arranged and set up many activities for visitors, such as...

Second-annual Day of the Dead festival draws crowd for art

An artist makes some last minute touches to her block. Photo by Marra Clay.

James Kennedy

October 30, 2014

Last weekend, Walla Walla's Day of the Dead printmaking event showed the community both the iconography and culture surrounding the tradition as well as the talent of Whitman's printmaking students. Attendees of the second annual event could see finished students' woodblocks inked up and pressed o...

Happy Halloween!

Karah Kemmerly

October 31, 2013

This week, The Pioneer went to the first annual Día de los Muertos community festival to check out the student artwork. We also chatted with alumnus Stanley Wilson '66 about his 2004 thriller novel set in Walla Walla's supposedly haunted cemetery.

Club Latino breathes new life into Dia de los Muertos

Club Latino breathes new life into Dia de los Muertos


November 4, 2009

From a mural in Reid to a dance at La Casa Hispaña, Club Latino is shaking up Dia de los Muertos this year, emphasizing less formal and more unstructured ways of involving the Whitman community. "We've always had a lot of fun putting together Dia de los Muertos activities," said junior Taneeka Hansen, a mem...

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